I'm a snob. I know it, always have been, most likely always will be, but that said, even I do like a decent high street product that costs less than a tenner!
Soap & Glory. Oh, how I wish their products appealed to me more, I really do. I love that they have a sense of humour, but sometimes I think (actually, scratch that, I know) that I'm not their target market, and so I tend to ignore them in Boots.
Well, more fool me, eh? Having been introduced to body scrubs by the wonderful Haus of Gloi recently, when a tub of this turned up recently, I thought I'd give it a go. And I'm glad I did.
Fairly solid in the tub - nothing annoys me more than a runny scrub that you end up merely rinsing off the bottom of the bath - and smelling deliciously of maple syrup, owing to that, porridge, shea butter and ... banana* being it's major ingredients alongside salt, sugar and glycerine, this is a good scrub. In the hands it remains fairly solid, and it exfoliates even the hardest skin very nicely without making the bath a slippery nightmare. I found it dealt with the scaly skin on my shins - that I suffer with every winter - very well indeed, and didn't cause any redness or itching.
Whilst I didn't enjoy using it quite as much as my Haus of Gloi Bubbling Scrub (it doesn't lather, and the scent isn't as complex, being rather foody, but enjoyable all the same), it's a perfectly acceptable substitute and, at £9.45 from Boots, it's a fairly reasonable price for a massive tub. Although the S&G website states it's only £7.50 ...
The Fine Print: PR sample, but a very welcome one.
* I HATE BANANAS. There, I said it.
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